September 2014



Program Assistant’s Message by Autumn Donivan:

September is fall prevention month, with September 23rd being fall prevention awareness day, so let’s take a stand and prevent falls all together! Here are some startling facts: every 29 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall; every 15 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall-related injury. Falls remain the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injury for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) injury center monitors falls, fall-related injuries, and associated costs and reports that: in 2010 the total costs of fall injuries for older adults was $30 billion and by 2020 it will reach $59.6 billion, including a Medicare cost of over $32 billion. So what can older adults do to help prevent falls? The National Council on Aging has come up with 6 steps to help prevent a fall: find a good balance and exercise program that builds balance, strength and flexibility. Talk to your health care provider to assess your risk of falling. Regularly review your medications with your Dr. or pharmacist to make sure side effects are not increasing your chances of a fall. Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your glasses. Keep your home safe by removing items on the floor and increase lighting. Also, to help reduce your risk of falling come participate in the many exercise classes the center has that focus on strength and balance like Tai Chi or Fit and Trim or Strength Training.  

 Consumer Protection and Fraud-how to not become a victim-Fri, Aug 29th @ 10:00am/101A:

Find out what the Division of Consumer protection does and how they can help you avoid being a victim of identity theft. Learn how you can tell if a business is legitimate or not. Michael Pitts

 8th Annual Senior Conference

“Your Heart Matters - How To Take Care Of It”

Thurs, Sept 11th/Café                 

  • Registration begins at 8:15-8:45am
  • 8:45:Welcome-Charles Otis   
  • 9:00-9:45: Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke   
  • 9:45-10:15: Food You Should Eat To Keep Your Heart Healthy                
  • 10:30-11:00: How A Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Heart 
  • 11:05-11:40: Exercises To Keep Your Heart Healthy
  • 11:45-12:00: Storyteller Carol Esterreicher   
  • 12:00-12:30: Gourmet Lunch Provided By Atria Of Sandy Senior Living 

                  Sandy Senior Center’s Hot Diggity Dog Car Show

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd @ 4:30pm-6:30pm/Front Parking Lot-Live Music and More!     Enjoy live oldies music by The Bill Stidd Band, look at some of Utah’s hottest cars and truck and enjoy a complete Hotdog dinner for $3.00. Sandy will be partnering with Burt Brothers Tires across the street and their  mobile cooking unit. Sandy Advisory Council will sponsor additional treats for the event. Receive a free meal if you enter a vehicle. @ 4:30pm-6:30pm/Front Parking Lot-Live Music and More!     Enjoy live oldies music by The Bill Stidd Band, look at some of Utah’s hottest cars and truck and enjoy a complete Hotdog dinner for $3.00. Sandy will be partnering with Burt Brothers Tires across the street and their  mobile cooking unit. Sandy Advisory Council will sponsor additional treats for the event. Receive a free meal if you enter a vehicle.


The center will be CLOSED on Monday September 1st for Labor Day

Hiking Group: Tues, Sept 2nd @ 9:15am:

Join PT David Butler to hike low impact trails in Sandy.  Meet at the center and ride the bus. Bring water, sunblock  and wear hiking shoes.

Beginning String Orchestra Class Starts-Sept 2nd Tues/Thurs monthly @ 12:00/101:

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the violin, cello, bass then this is your chance. This is a class for those with no experience  or a class for those who already play. Come and exercise your brain with Peg Hardin.

AARP Drivers Safety–Wed, Sept 3rd @ 10:00am-3pm 101:

Learn safe driving techniques and strategies. Safe Driver Certificate awarded upon completion. $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-members.

Downloading S.L. County Library Materials– Wed Sept. 3rd @ 1:30pm/207:

Learn how to download materials from the County Library onto your Apple electronics. Facilitated by S.L County Library-no open lab this day.

NEW  10 week Journal Writing Class-Thurs, Sept 4th @ 1:30pm/107:

Writing topics will cover how to get started  writing biographies, the emotional healing that comes with writing and setting and achieving your goals.  Facilitated by professional writer Shelly Ashcroft.

Civil War Discussion Group-Fri, Sept 5th @ 10:00am/107:

Join an open forum inviting those interested in learning about the events, politics, personalities and tragedies of the great conflict.

NEW Living Well With Chronic Conditions

 Registration and intro to Workshop on Wed, Sept 3rd @ 10:00pm/107.

Classes Start Mon Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 @9:30/101:

Join in on this 6 week course for people with long term pain and health concerns such as arthritis, diabetes, depression and fibromyalgia, hypertension.

Guitar Lessons-Mon Sept, 8, 15, 22, 29, @ 10:00am 107:

Do you have a guitar and can play a little but want to learn more? If so, this class is for you!  Facilitated by Arlaine Austin, guitar instructor for over 40 years. 

Book Group-Mon, Sept 8, 22 @ 1:00pm/101:

Join a friendly open discussion group that talks about life, aging and grief and how to start the healing process. Facilitated by Helen Rollins.

Medicare Made Simple-Tues, Sept 9th @ 10:00am/101B:

We help you understand simply, how Medicare works, so you can choose what is best for you. Facilitated by Sue B.

NLP-thinking positive and perceptions-Wed, Sept 10th @ 10:30/107:

Learn perceptions and how words you think and say influence your behavior. Facilitated by Carol Esterreicher

Parkinson’s Support Group- Thurs, Sept 11th  @ 2:00pm/101:

Reviewing the Parkinson’s Newsletter-discuss how balanced lifestyles are the best for not only Parkinson’s members but for everyone. Facilitated by Barbara Royal.

Manicures -Fri, Sept 12, 26 @ 9:00am/106:

Manicure service will be provided Fridays bi-weekly with 30 minutes appointments starting at 9:00am –12:00pm. Includes nail clippings, cuticle pushback, a polish and a lotion hand massage. Facilitated by Kimberly Jensen. $8.00.

Non-Surgical Approaches To Joint Pain:

Fri, Sep 12, 10:00am/ 101. Hear the options for treating joint pain. Find out how nutritional supplements, oral, steroids and injections can help with the pain and hear about the latest  in surgical joint pain corrections. Facilitated by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Nielsen from Emere Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Current Events-Fri, Sept 12, 26 @ 10:00am/107:

SITLA– School and Institutional Trust Lands Admin manages schools, hospitals and collages. SITLA leases land for these institutions, todays public savings is under $2 billion. Come find out more in this discussion group. Facilitated by Sally Jo.

Chinese Language Starts Up Tues Sept, 16th @ 10:00am/206:

Join this fun class along with friends as you learn the basics of Chinese. Taught by Jenny Yau. 

Strength Training with Sandy Health and Rehab– Thurs, Sept 18th @ 10:00/Gym:

Join PT Steve, practice safe and healthy weight training. Meet in Center Gym

Staying Sharp-Fri, Sept 19th @ 10:00am/101:

Learn how the human brain ages, learn myths about aging, learn tips on how you can keep your mind sharp with games, exercise and socializing- find out what is normal and not normal aging. Facilitated by Art Sutherland with AARP. 

Essential Oils for Life– Tues, Sept 23rd @ 10:00am/101A:

Replacing OCT drugs, oils that treats colds, flu and insomnia. Facilitated by Sue Billingslea

Health Literacy-Wed, Sept 24th @ 10:00am/101:

Learn what it means to be health literate and understand the terms Dr’s use. Tips to improve your health, like warning signs, how to get your questions answered and how to be more in tuned with your body. Facilitated by Matt Weaver from Humana.

Fall Prevention Walk-Fri, Sept 26th @ 10:00am/ At Park behind center:

Stand up and walk for Fall Prevention Month. Walk 1 mile, or just come and support those walking. B.P/ drinks, first aid, treats. Once completed you will receive a 72 hour emergency kit. Facilitated by Autumn and Melinda from Riverton.

Beehive Bowling-Mon, Sept 29th @ 10:00am/Café:

Show off those bowling skills and win some treats. Facilitated by Connie from beehive homes of Draper.

Fall/Fire Prevention and Safety-Mon, Sept 29th @ 10:00am/107A:

Learn tips on how to prevent fires, check smoke alarms, CO2 detectors, clear hallways. Facilitated by Landon with Ricky Mountain Fire.

Hearing Aide Workshop-Tues, Sept 30th @ 10:00am/107B:

Come have your hearing aides cleaned, checked and ear wax removed for FREE! Facilitated by Dr. Leibovich from Miracle Ear